Saturday, February 27, 2010

Have I ever mentioned... much I love this little dude?

It's a lot. It's more than a lot. It's more than I could have ever imagined I was capable of loving another human being. It's all consuming. We had a few hours to hang this afternoon and took Bodie to the dog park. Sean ran laps around the field just for fun. It was by far the raddest thing I have ever seen. And I've seen some cool shit.

Nothing else is this cool.

Monday, February 22, 2010

B Boy, yah

They raise 'em right in Germany these days.

Before the snow fell...

...we worked Bodie out something fierce!

He was in doggie heaven...back at the Rancho San Rafael dog park. His place to ignore other dogs that want to play and focus on fetch. It's so funny seeing the kids getting older and evolving in their interactions in their own ways.
Sean is such a boy: wanting to master the chukker, throw it further, run, run, run as fast and as far as Bodie...and take control. He is really getting Bodie's respect these days.
Ireland is such a girl. Even with her big brother's patient assistance in learning how to use the chukker, she lost interest almost immediately. She watches every step carefully through the grass, scared to death of stepping in poop.
In fact, walking or running through the grass is short lived, and she really just wants to be picked up. This is fine with me, as I get an extended squeeze around my neck, all the way back to the Jeep.

Saturdays can be the best.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yeah, baby

I have officially made my first gym appearance of 2010...just a few days shy of March, I know. Well, you know how it is in the beginning of the year, all of the new year resolutions manifesting themselves in the form of overactive squat thrusts and uncomfortable eye contact, followed by hammy pulls and the inevitable drop off in attendance. I like to avoid that time of year, and kick things off when it thins out a little least that's what I'm telling myself.

No, to be completely honest, I am just ready again. I haven't had the time or motivation to drag my sorry ass back in there for a while. And for me, such motivation never comes as a result of holiday weight gain. Quite the contrary: my last year+ has knocked me back down to my high school weight, and I wish I could say I was proud. It took a lot of hard work and eating after high school to put on the 30 pounds extra I peaked at in college. It will take even more hard work and consistency with my diet to add the 10-15 I am looking to put on this spring. I have agreed to do triathlons with friends again. I have agreed to do team relay racing with acquaintances. Now I'm totally in for it, because I won't allow myself to let them down. Commitment to other people seems to be the key to my motivation.

And the great feeling I have right now after a workout and lunch is the satisfaction I have been missing in my life for far too long. Even if it was a brief workout (don't want to pull that proverbial hammy), I think I am starting to feel better already!

Friday, February 12, 2010


OK, I just stumbled on Diamond of Doom. Wonderful blog so far...although I haven't made it much past this little gem. Enjoy. Even though the rock out section is a little Burt Bacharach, it's still awesome.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Must Love Dogs

Bodie is home.

He was missed.

He is getting a LOT of attention.

He found the bottom of the Christmas tree's better than a ball. He has already logged hours of fetch in the front yard.

He is happy.

Some things I have remembered about Bodie:

  • He farts. It stinks. It's still funny.
  • He will never stop playing fetch.
  • He walks in funny patterns when returning with the ball/stick/stump/rock/dead body.
  • He eats as fast as I do.
  • His low, rough bark when anyone approaches the door is the best security alarm ever.
  • His upper right lip raises up when he's waiting for you to do something. Like throw the stick, throw the stick, THROWTHESTICK!!!
  • He doesn't care about most other dogs.
  • He will let my kids do anything to him. Including ride him. He loves the attention.
  • He is more than content to be number 2.
  • Labs rule.

The best part of it all is knowing that even when I am not home, working late, leaving early, not around...he is getting a massive amount of love and attention. He has a new best friend. She just thanked ME for filling her doggie void. Bonus.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, life is pretty good.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I wonder what these guys are up to now?

Thanks, Z, for reminding me about this little ditty I posted a while back. It still makes me smile. I can't wait to watch it again with Sean tomorrow night!

Adam Kimmel presents: Claremont HD from adam kimmel on Vimeo.